Camp Chef Smoke Vault 18″ Review
The Camp Chef Smoke Vault 18″ is the smallest of their two gas BBQ smokers. It comes with two 15″W x 14″D cooking racks and an additional, nickel-plated mesh jerky smoking rack. You’ll have to cut slabs of ribs in half to fit, but there is enough headroom to use rib racks on both shelves.
We’ve always wanted a residential gas smoker that can be converted to natural gas and Camp Chef granted our wish. It would seem like a no-brainer for manufacturers to offer NG conversion for a cooker designed to burn overnight and beyond, but it is a feature unique to Smoke Vault.
There is also a water pan, steel wood chip tray, removable porcelain base tray for easy clean up and push button ignition. Three adjustable damper valves, one on top and one on each side, help control smoke and heat.
Smoke Vault 18"
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Propane Gas, Natural Gas Capable
Heat Flux is the BTU per square inch and is a more useful measure of how much heat a grill delivers than BTU alone.
630 square inches
Mid-Size (about 31 burgers)
Published On: 3/25/2013
Last Modified: 3/3/2021
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